Washingtonian: Looking Back: The Anniversary of the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
A conversation with Aubrey Sarvis, one of the driving forces behind the repeal of the military policy.
Around this time one year ago, Aubrey Sarvis was in the extreme nail-biting phase of his singular project: to get Congress and the White House to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. In his role as executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), Sarvis and his team were the front line of the campaign to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” He’s in a much happier place these days, as tomorrow marks the anniversary of President Obama signing the repeal into law. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” officially ended in September.
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